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Month: December 2007 (page 1 of 6)

Thumb drives, USB










I guess just a normal thumb drive is not enough for some people. These are some more create ones.

PetPeek


This is actually a neat dome called the pet peek to put on your fence for you dog(s) to have a view of the outside world. If you have dogs you know they are lays trying to see what is on the other side. This allows them to look outside and in both directions but does not allow contact with anything.

Daffodils

As a child I always enjoyed the puzzles pictures where you find objects located in the picture. This is called Daffodils and it an really cool after you start looking for more objects. So enjoy!

Mythbusters: Are Elephants Afraid of Mice?

I have never seen this myth busters episode but I wish I had. I have heard of the myth forever but never gave it a thought thinking it could not be true. Watch this and be amazed.

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Class Canceled

Gee, I cannot image why? Still this is am interesting photo to check out from this web site.

http://bop.nppa.org/2003/still_photography/winners/pictures/DON-FIRST.jpg

Toilet worms can’t be browned off


I cam across this article about a study to make sure that the worms used to treat human feces were not put under undue stress and trauma. Well after a wormorator study the worms it seemed they were as happy as a lark. The tax payers may not be too chirpy on this one.

In EarthWormDigest.org they have plans and information to build yourself one of your own. However, ever to tell you the truth I will pass and stick with my septic tank. I really do not have the desire to go out into 10 F temperatures to use a worm composting toilet. It is likely too cold for them too and he even mentions using hay and Styrofoam to insulate the structure..

Time Lapse Video of Guy Driving Across the Country

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A-unBigvoY&rel=1]

Statistics about book publishing and reading

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57 percent of new books are not read to completion.
70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance.
70 percent of the books published do not make a profit.
(Source: Jerold Jenkins, www.JenkinsGroupInc.com)

53 percent read fiction, 43 percent read nonfiction. The favorite fiction category is mystery and suspence, at 19 percent.
55 percent of fiction is bought by women, 45 percent by men.
(Source: Publishers Weekly)

About 120,000 books are published each year in the U.S.
(Source: www.bookwire.com)

A successful fiction book sells 5,000 copies.
A successful nonfiction book sells 7,500 copies.
(Source: Authors Guild, www.authorsguild.org)

On average, a bookstore browser spends 8 seconds looking at a book’s front cover and 15 seconds looking at the back cover.
(Source: Para Publishing, www.parapub.com)

Each day in the U.S., people spend 4 hours watching TV, 3 hours listening to the radio and 14 minutes reading magazines.
(Source: Veronis, Suhler & Associates investment banker)

Builder Dog


I got this picture this morning. Not sure what to think of it. Could it be a photo arts image, an aliment or true?

Canary Islands

I was emailed pictures of Canary Islands which are a popular vacation site of Europeans. One of the places I hope to visit.So I went to look to see if I could find the original source. I found this web site that has the pictures with titles. I also looked up the name of the pine trees and some information about them. I hope you enjoy the web site.

Assorted pictures from several trips to the Canary Islands:
– January 1987: Lanzarote
– January 1995: Tenerife
– January 1996: Lanzarote
– April 1998: Gran Canaria
– February 2002: Cruise: Tenerife – Gran Canaria – Lanzarote – La Gomera – La Palma

Pinus canariensis

Common: Canary Island pine
Family: Pinaceae
Origin: Native to Canary Islands
Temperature: Has been severely damaged (even killed) at 10 F. Needles freeze at 20 F.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Most soils, well drained
Water: Aridity tolerant In youth

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